There are some curious relationships with fringe space. First, that is always considered to be outside of something else. Second, few know of or are even aware of its existence while in its presence. Third, that the space almost always succumbs to potentially destructive processes: weathering, uninhibited growth and decay, and the “silence” of entombment. Finally, that the fringe space can be actively engaged to become the inside of that something else.

A construction of mankind that has lost its original purpose, a ruin, is such a fringe space. It is there that these potentially destructive processes can unlock hitherto unknown truths; whether it is not known immediately or thereafter is not relevant inasmuch that the experience of learning that is. This awareness gives rise to the Interpositionists, a new class of builders who question truths, not merely represent them. The Manifesto presented here originates from the rethinking of physical ruin and the manifested ritual to create both new and old explorations of experience in society. The other document, The Need for Alternative Space, provides a foundation and precedent that the Interpositionist Manifesto outlines not so much a process but that it is an alternative space in of itself.

// jeremi bigosinski / may 2011 / moved to MutationMatter on June 5, 2014